Wright wants to address Corby’s home form as Lowestoft come to town

Corby Town defender Edi Appleton gets to grips with Brackley Town striker Steve Diggin during the Steelmen's win on Boxing Day. Pictures by Steve Prouse
Corby Town defender Edi Appleton gets to grips with Brackley Town striker Steve Diggin during the Steelmen's win on Boxing Day. Pictures by Steve Prouse

Corby Town take on Lowestoft Town today (Monday, 3pm) with manager Tommy Wright keen to address his team’s form at Steel Park.

The Steelmen have recorded just one win from their last 10 home matches in all competitions - a 3-2 success over AFC Telford United at the beginning of November.

Corby Town's Clayton McDonald challenges Brackley Town's Ryan Austin for a high ball during the Boxing Day clash

Corby Town's Clayton McDonald challenges Brackley Town's Ryan Austin for a high ball during the Boxing Day clash

And Wright knows that is a statistic that needs to improve in the battle for survival in the Vanarama National League North.

Corby moved out of the bottom three on Boxing Day as two goals from Greg Mills sealed a 2-1 victory at Northamptonshire rivals Brackley Town, who dropped into the relegation zone as a result.

Wright’s men will move above Lowestoft with another win today, although the visitors claimed an impressive 3-0 victory over Boston United on Saturday.

And the Corby boss wants his team to rediscover some good form on their own pitch.

“We need to sort out our home form,” Wright said.

“It has been really bad while the last couple of away games have been quite good.

“Once we sort out the home form, and our first opportunity to do that is today, then I am confident we can go on and get the points we need sooner rather than later.

“I have said to the boys that we must go and tick these points off because I believe they are putting themselves under pressure that isn’t really needed.

“It doesn’t reflect in their capabilities and I think at Brackley they showed what they are made of.

“They got that winning mentality and the never-say-die attitude back and that was the most pleasing thing.”

The Steelmen’s ranks will be boosted by the return of central defender Paul Malone who served a one-match ban on Boxing Day while Spencer Weir-Daley should also be fit after being struck down will illness on Christmas Day night.

However, Wright believes the game will come a bit too soon for loanee defender Ben O’Hanlon who continues to recover from a hamstring problem.